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"Window and masonry caulking in hundreds of older schools in New England probably contain very high levels of now-banned toxins that can gradually be released into the air, posing a potential health risk to students and staff, environmental specialists say."
"Less than two weeks after the State Department gave the go-ahead for a major new pipeline to carry Alberta oil sands crude into the United States, a network of environmental and Native American groups filed a lawsuit to stop it."
"One of the world's rarest mammals, discovered just 16 years ago, is on the brink of extinction, warn conservation biologists."
"The human-driven buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere appears to have ended a slide, many millenniums in the making, toward cooler summer temperatures in the Arctic, the authors of a new study report."
"One company has received more than half of $500 million in the first round of grants from a Recovery Act program that provides cash assistance to renewable energy production companies in place of earned tax credits."
"U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Thursday for swifter work on a climate treaty, saying inaction could spell economic disaster and a rise in sea levels of up to 6.5 feet by 2100."
"The Gulf of Mexico opened to industrial-size fish farms Thursday after federal regulators declined to oppose the plan."
"The Station fire in the San Gabriel Mountains has taken an enormous toll on the environment."
"The United States and Canada are nearing an international agreement to clean up the emissions of ships traveling within 200 nautical miles of shore."